New Moms imagines audacious possibilities for the well-being of young families, our communities, and our own organizational practices. We ask powerful questions of ourselves and all stakeholders and learn of promising practices that can inspire innovation in our programs. Innovation at New Moms lays the groundwork for foundations of strong families and communities. 

How innovation works at New Moms:

Learning and Innovation is a mindset at New Moms, foundational to every role. Our model embeds New Moms’ core values into systems that encourage creative ideas to take root and spark action. 

Staff at New Moms feel empowered to ask questions about what is working and what is not – and why. We seek out learning, think creatively about solutions, and test promising ideas. With families at the core of our work, we constantly ask ourselves: in what bold ways can we support the well-being of young families? 

New Moms’ dedication to growth and innovation has resulted in exciting program pilots, case studies, analysis, technologies, partnerships, changes to organizational infrastructure, design and communications, and more. 

For more information on Research, Learning, and Innovation initiatives at New Moms, or to share promising initiatives you’re working on, please contact Dana Emanuel, Director of Learning and Innovation at

New Moms (Chicago)
5317 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651



New Moms (Western Suburbs)
206 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

New Moms is the proud winner of the 2020 Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence!

2021 Gold Seal of Transparency

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